Crime surges in N.O. East

Eastern New Orleans has experienced a surge in violent crime over the past few weeks, including the murder of a 16-year-old girl whose body was

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Louisiana’s legislators SAVEs Jindal’s presidental aspirations

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The 2015 Regular Session clos­ed at 6 p.m. on Thursday June 11 with Louisiana legislators adopting a complicated ‘paper fiction’

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Judge orders Landrieu administration to pay firefighters back pay
Less than a week after New Orleans firefighters and their supporters held a memorial for their comrades who died without receiving back pay owed to them by the City of ...
Officer fired for use of excessive force
New Orleans got a reminder last week about how far the New Orleans Police Department is from being compliant with federal standards for constitutional policing. A veteran NOPD officer has been ...
Changes to HUD Section 3 legislation creates more opportunity for Black employment
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer For New Orleans resident Alfred Marshall, the proposed changes to Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 are certainly about providing more construction ...
Despite city’s efforts, most school lights are still broken
By Marta Jewson The Lens Four months after The Lens reported that school-zone lights were malfunctioning across the city, more than half are still broken. “That’s unacceptable,” Council-woman LaToya Cantrell said when told ...
New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu and Ashleigh Gardere, Sr. Advisor to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and executive director of the Network for Economic Opportunity, stand with the 2015 graduates of Strive NOLA, a city-run program designed to hone the skills of disadvantaged residents and ready them to enter the workforce.
City-run initiative designed to increase workforce
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer “If someone knocks you off your chair, that’s on them. But if we come back a week later and you’re still on the ground, then that’s ...
NOPD struggling to get a handle on violent crime
With the police force continuing to lose NOPD officers faster than it can replace them and an anticipated spike in the city’s murder rate as temperatures continue to rise, the ...
Pictured above are members of Southern University at New Orleans’ 2015 graduating class. Commencement exercises were held on May 9.
Southern University System awards diplomas to 1,673 graduates in May
The Southern University System graduated 1,673 students from four of its campuses during recently held spring commencement exercises across the state. Graduates came from a number of cities and towns in ...
La. lacks affordable housing for low-wage workers
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer “There is no state in the union where a full-time, minimum-wage worker can afford to rent a one-bedroom apartment for less than 30 percent of his paycheck ...

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